on November 7, 2009
I know there have been multiple live albums made by Ringo Starr and the public can grow weary of seemingly another rehash... Of course my major bias is that I'm a first-generation fan and second; I'll buy practically anything put out by The Beatles. But for this release I'm going to also talk as a musician for this is one heck of a concert release musically speaking. The main element that this performance has going for it is the FUN element. As a musician I've always noticed that when band members are performing with their egos and their "look-how-great-I-am" attitudes not only does it make them look snobbish but it makes for so-so-ho-hum performances. Ringo & The Roundheads are having FUN as they perform. You can actually see band members who are not egotistical at all but rather playing as a unit, knowing that they are links in the chain and pieces of the musical puzzle. They interact with each other and, above all, know that they must provide for Ringo the best possible musical background. Mark Hudson has always been a Beatles' fan and I truly believe that the fact that he's playing with his idol makes him grateful for the opportunity and therefore wants to direct the other musicians into giving his idol the best backup band a guy could have ever asked for.
I could go on and on but the bottom line is that this concert has a fun energy the leaps out at you; pulls you in and, as Sgt. Pepper once said; "A Splendid Time is Guaranteed For All"... If you get only one live Ringo Starr DVD THIS IS THE ONE TO HAVE!...
on October 8, 2009
This DVD is only Ringo Starr singing his own songs, the backing band are The Roundheads. The sound and picture are perfect. This is a must for every beatle fan.
Why the song "Never whithout you" has been edited?. Five stars, don't miss it.
The songs are:
With A Little Help from My Friends/It Don t Come Easy
I Wanna Be Your Man
Who Can It Be Now
Don t Pass Me By
I m The Greatest
Give Me Back The Beat
Memphis in Your Mind
Back Off Boogaloo
With A Little Help From My Friends
on January 2, 2010
Ringo continues to have a good time making and playing music. He is so much fun to watch. Being a drummer myself, and a consumate Beatles fan, I try not to miss anything Ringo does as soon as I can get my hands on it. He has quite a good bunch of musicians that he typically records and plays with, and even if you have heard many of his songs many times, they all still keep things fresh and fun.